Annual reports, social care statements and health needs assessments on relevant topics, produced outside of the JSNA process.

Additional statistics and data reports are available in the Bristol JSNA statistics and data web pages.

Overarching health reports

pdf Bristol Health Needs: A highlight report 2020 (1.04 MB)

This report presents a summary of key demographic and health indicators for Bristol. It presents some opportunity points for intervention to prevent, protect and grow health and in particular, to reduce inequality.

pdf Case for Change - Addressing the Health and Wellbeing Gap 2017 (BNSSG) (2.05 MB)

The Case for Change describes the local context, the changing health and care needs, and the key health and wellbeing challenges facing the BNSSG health and social care system.

pdf Men's Health and Wellbeing in Bristol (2011) (1.85 MB)

A Picture of Health? draws on a growing body of research evidence about the key factors which contribute to men's health and wellbeing outcomes. It underlines important aspects of men's health related behaviour.

Wider determinants of health

pdf Prison health and social care needs assessment (2.01 MB)

NHS England (Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire) commissioned this assessment for HMP Bristol in 2015. It will help agree priorities and allocate resources to improve healthcare and reduce inequalities.


Adult Social Care Market Position Statements

We aim to use market position statements to work with providers and other partners to make sure the right services are in place. 

Adult Social Care Strategic Plan 2016 to 2020

The Adult Social Care Strategic Plan 2016 to 2020 shows how we'll approach adult social care over the next four years.

Children and young people

Children, Young People and Families Strategy 2016 to 2020

This four year strategy covers all services for children, young people and families across the whole of Bristol.

Bristol Healthwatch

Healthwatch Go to (opens new window) is the official framework through which local people can have their say about health and social care services. 

Healthwatch have published a very useful policy briefing on pdf Working with your local JSNA (218 KB)  . This guide explains how Healthwatch can engage effectively with their Joint Strategic Needs Assessment.

All the Healthwatch reports are accessible through the Healthwatch Bristol reports page.

Recent examples include:

pdf Healthwatch Report: The Impact of COVID–19 Social Care Services at Home (1.26 MB)

Academic research and reports 

Bristol Health Partners (Health Integration Teams) Go to (opens new window)

Bristol Health Partners is addressing the major public health imperatives and disease areas in the city.

Bristol University: PolicyBristol (Health and Medicine) Go to (opens new window)

PolicyBristol brings together policy-relevant work from across the University to make it more accessible.